The 3 pm Hobo Railroad train departs Lincoln, crossing the Kancamagus Highway. The locomotive was built for Maine Central Railroad in 1949 and in its second life has been a longtime primary locomo... (more)
The only steam powered train in Massachusetts is the 2-foot gauge excursion train at the Edaville USA theme park, formerly known as Edaville Railroad. This operation was founded back in 19... (more)
Tea Kettles & Model Ts The WW&F Museum's Model T Railcar holds the siding at Alna Center, as the the hourly excursion train passes by on its southbound run to the railway terminus at Sheep... (more)
Breaking Out. Mount Washington Railway Company's Locomotive #4 has just descended out of a thick low cloud deck and into visual conditions on the Jacob's Ladder Trestle, the steepest grade ... (more)
Mason Bogie Locomotive #3 emerges from the wooded section of the Greefield Village known as Hawthorne Glade, trailing four carloads of visitors. The village's excursion train runs around the out... (more)
A brief break in an otherwise solid overcast illuminates the B-Section of the 3PM Train as it pulls away from the water stop at Waumbek Tank and heads for the summit. The contrasts abound on thi... (more)
The Future of the Mt. Washington Cog Railway. The Mount Washington Cog Railway's Diesel Locomotive M-1 descends off Jacob's Ladder with the final train of the day. In the distance, a tiny... (more)
Norfolk & Western #475 has the fading sunlight squarely on the nose as she emerges from the cut east of Carpenters Crossing. Her 8-car passenger train will put a cap on another very successful T... (more)
With a husky bark, Strasburg's 102 year-old, M-Class 12-wheeler leaves Groff's Grove for East Strasburg Depot. Although I have a lot of Groff's wedgies from over the years, this one stands out be... (more)
The sun still has a few hours left above the horizon, but this is the last 475 will see of it as she pulls the last train of the day west towards Strasburg.
No photo lines, no actors, no planned runbys (Part I)...this is real life as it is in Lancaster County, PA! NW 475 pulls the 3PM train around the curve at Esbenshade as a farmer and son bai... (more)
With the two 'big' engines in the shops, Strasburg was forced to use a helper on their 9-car Easter Bunny Trains. Here both engines work hard up the 1% grade between Cherry Hill and Esbenshade, wh... (more)
The 3PM train passes one of the many farm houses that are along the "Road to Paradise" as the cows take in the sun and the swans cruise towards the photographer on this fairly chilly day.
On a spectacular Labor Day in Maine, the 3PM train heads north the the bridge at Back Cove with the beautiful Casco Bay in the background.
The final excursion of the day heads back to the Strasurg station with snow from the Valentine's Day Blizzard still coating the ground.